4th World Water Forum, Mexico, 2006

Session outcomes

Here are the sessions outcomes based on reports prepared by session conveners. 

Thematic Component

The thematic content assembles and circumscribes some of the most important challenges and problems faced by the global water polity (represented by the 5 Framework Themes) and also includes some of the processes and factors that have been considered by many to affect the unfolding of local actions worldwide (represented by the 5 Cross-cutting Perspectives). Please click on the following links to access on of the framework themes or cross-cutting perspectives.

Framework themes
  1. Water for Growth and Development
  2. Implementing Integrated Water Resources Management 
  3. Water Supply and Sanitation for All
  4. Water for Food and the Environment
  5. Risk Management
Cross-cutting perspectives
  1. New Models for Financing Local Water Initiatives
  2. Institutional Development and Political Processes
  3. Capacity-building and Social Learning
  4. Application of Science, Technology and Knowledge
  5. Targeting, Monitoring and Implementation Assessment

   

Regional Component

One of the objectives of the Forum was to take roots at the regional level. In this context, regional preparatory processes have determined the most relevant challenges faced by the region, analysed the constraints and deficiencies faced by the actors and institutions, reviewed innovative processes that successfully addressed the issues and contributed to the conclusions and recommendations that have been presented and discussed with decision makers during the Forum.

After having selected major challenges, the Regional actors involved in the process have focused on how to strengthen action. They have examined at the same time constraints faced by stakeholders and actions having been implemented. 

To implement the regional approach, the countries of the world have been grouped into five regions. You may click on the following links to access to their final report of the regional documents.